The Minister for Public Utilities gave a report on the state of water production and distribution. APUA produces more than 7 million gallons daily and it is still inadequate to meet demands. Several hotels are putting in their own Reverse Osmosis plants; at least one consumes more than 100,000 gallons of water per day. The Minister also reported that APUA has purchased ultra-filtration equipment that will help to lengthen the life of the membranes that are used to separate the salts and minerals from the seawater. Some rusting equipment has been removed from the Ffryes plant and is replaced by new equipment. APUA has invested more than $100 million dollars to address the drought that has impacted all Caribbean countries.